HC Deb 01 March 1922 vol 151 cc358-9
82. Viscount WOLMER

asked the hon. Member for the Pollok Division of Glasgow, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, the number of officials in the Office of Works in 1913 and 1921 respectively, and the total amount of salaries paid in each of these two years?

Lieut.-Colonel Sir J. GILMOUR (for the First Commissioner of Works)

The administrative, professional, and clerical staff employed in this Department in 1913 and at the end of 1921 numbered 674 and 1,920 respectively. The cost of the staff in 1913 was £149,660, while the estimated cost of the staff for the current financial year is £665,050, £80,500 of this sum being recoverable from local authorities in respect of services rendered by this Department in connection with housing schemes and other services.

Viscount WOLMER

Does not the hon. Member think there is room for economy there?



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